No-Deal Brexit: Short Positions Against the Pound

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 30th September 2019.

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Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

The Government do not take a view on this issue. [Interruption.] But what is clear is that the hon. Lady can avoid the outcome that she so wants to avoid, by voting for a deal when one is brought forward—that is, and always remains, the case. So we now need to move forward with some purpose, rather than with wild speculation, trying to smear the Government as somehow being in hock to these interests—it is not working. Any rational observer will see that this is not an argument that sustains itself.